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Wonderful memories of the day The Beatles arrived in Norwich - on their way to becoming the biggest band in the world.

She left the gig in Norwich of 1963 with a name written on the inside of her left wrist... and although it faded away after a couple of weeks her memory of that amazing night is as vivid as ever.

The name was Paul McCartney. The chirpy young pop star had signed his name on Jan’s wrist at the end of The Beatles’ one and only Norwich show.



Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust is a fascinating rock 'n roll first person account by a guy who not only engineered The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour and The Beatles ("The White Album"), but as if that isn't enough crowning achievement, went on to produce some of the most highly regarded music from rock 'n roll's most exciting era, including David Bowie's The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass.

Ken Scott's contribution to engineering and producing some of the finest music of the 20th Century is staggering. Add these titles to his resume: Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and Pinups; Elton John's Madman Across The Water, Honky Chateau and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player; Jeff Beck's Truth; Lou Reed's Transformer; Supertramp's Crime of Th details


Beatles fans have long flocked to the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool, perhaps calling in at the Cavern Club, where they found fame, or visiting the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney.

But now there is a new must-see attraction, paying homage to one of the group's quirkiest and best-known songs, a yellow submarine.

Fans looking for the full Beatles experience can book accommodation in the unusual hotel, which is painted to look like the vessel on the cover of their record Yellow Submarine, and floats on a mooring in Albert Dock.


Lennon autograph is the real deal - Monday, July 23, 2012


In 1964, two clever Beatles fans in Kentucky wrote to the maitre d' of the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., asking, "If you happen to find any Beatles autographs lying around, would you mind sending them to us?"

The Beatles stayed at the Deauville while performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February '64.

Hey, why not take a shot?

A few days later, a package arrived on the Beatles fans' doorstep. Inside was a room-service menu with "John Lennon" scribbled on it and a publicity shot of the Beatles supposedly signed by Ringo Starr.

This week, nearly a half-century later, the PBS show "History De details


Ringo Starr paused.

The legendary drummer for the Beatles had just been asked what was the best compliment he had ever received.

"'Thanks for being useful,' " he eventually said.

Starr -- who turned 72 on July 7 -- has been far more than useful during his career, which began in 1957 when he and friend Eddie Miles formed the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group.

That band eventually became known as Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. While the band was in Hamburg, Germany, Starr met John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and the rest of the Beatles. He replaced Pete Best as the band's drummer in August 1962, and during the next eight years he details


Whenever Dhani Harrison finds himself in the UK – which, he says, is infrequently these days – he heads straight for a place of guaranteed safety: the family pile in Henley-on-Thames. Friar Park is the gated, and lavishly gardened, estate his Beatle father, George, bought for himself back in 1970, which he considered an oasis of peace away from the constant press and fan attention. But his son has found a comparable oasis of his own, and has called Los Angeles home for several years.

"Being in LA is great," he asserts during a brief promo trip to London, "because there are so many weird people out there, so you can just blend in. I like that."

Harrison has spent much of his life wanting just that: to blend in. But when you are the son – and, more than that, the spitting image – of somebody as immortal as George Har details

(Source: - This rare record album, 'Introducing... The Beatles' recently fetched $14,999 in an eBay auction.


Bruce Springsteen may be The Boss and Paul McCartney a British knight, but that apparently means little when your set runs too long in London.

At the climax of his three-hour set at Hyde Park, Springsteen introduced the former Beatle.

“I’ve been waiting for this for 50 years,” Springsteen told the cheering throng. 



Steve Meyer, now publisher of the newsletter DISC & DigitalAudioTechnology (Music & Digital Audio/Video News), worked at Capitol Records from 1969 to 1983.

When he left the company, he was National Promotion Director. He had a platinum award for John Lennon's “Imagine” album and gold records for “Love Songs” and “Reel Music” on his office wall.

“I worked at Capitol Records for 14 years in National Promotion and was a member of our in-house 'Beatles Committee' that oversaw all new releases and repackages,” he said.

During that time, he met all of the Beatles except Ringo Starr. His encounters with George Harrison and Paul McCartney were brief, he admits.



The 1960s mop top is gone, but Ringo Starr is still flashing a peace sign.

The former Beatle marked his 72nd birthday in Nashville Saturday by holding a "peace and love" moment at noon. He asked people worldwide to do the same at 12 o'clock in their time zones.

The idea came to him in 2008 when an interviewer asked him what he wanted for his birthday. Since then, he has held events each year in cities such as New York, Chicago and Hamburg, Germany.

"It's sort of catching on more and more, the more we do," Starr said before the festivities. "We got lots of blogs from Japan and China and all over the world saying, 'We did peace and love.' So it's working."
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